Early Music Now


Early Music Now is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful Renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music, to magnificent Baroque cantatas and keyboard music. Host Sara Schneider brings knowledge, charm and passion to her presentation of seven hundred years of music history. From the latest recordings by today's vibrant young ensembles, to classics from the dawn of the early music revival, Early Music Now makes this repertoire accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience.


The Voice of My Beloved: This week's show includes music during the 10th through the 15th centuries with texts from the Song of Solomon and sung by Ensemble Peregrina. We'll also hear settings from the Renaissance and Baroque that include composers Barbireau and Buxtehude, performed by The Clerks' Group and Cantus Colln.



Emilio de' Cavalieri: Composer de' Cavalieri had a significant influence in the development of opera. Today we'll hear his Lamentations and Responsories performed by Profeti della Quinta.



Les Gouts Reunies: This week we'll hear music by composers who experimented with a combination of national styles, including Georg Muffat, Michele Mascitti, and Fran├žois Couperin.